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"He's all excited about it... This fight is being a great thing, because he's coming from an injury, but he put much effort to be here and fight. He couldn't be left out of this event. He's well trained, focused, and I'm sure he'll win. ... Schaub is a tough guy, I'm sure of that. He's a young guy who has really heavy hands, but my brother is more technical than him on striking and on the ground game. Rodrigo will submit him."
-- If you take Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's word for it, he hasn't truly been healthy in a number of years. And it's because of that that he's compiled an unimpressive 1-2 record since December 2008, which includes two knockout losses, the only two of his over decade long career. He's been on the sidelines since Feb. 2010 healing up knee and hip injuries but just as soon as it was announced the UFC was headed back to Brazil, "Minotauro" got on his gitty up and rushed his return. He'll meet budding "Legend Killer" Brendan Schaub in one of the featured fights of the evening but will he truly be ready for the test come UFC 134 on Aug. 27? His brother, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, seems to think he will and even predictions (via Tatame) a submission win for the returning former heavyweight champion. There's obviously heavy bias at play here, but do you agree with "Lil' Nog's" prediction? Or will "The Hybrid" add another fading legend to his list of victims?